IoT Systems Caring Analytics for Long-Term Care of People with Special Needs

Marilyn Wolf, Georigia Institute of Technology

This talk describes our efforts to build cyber-physical systems to help care for people with special needs. The term “special needs” covers a wide range of cognitive and physical limitations. With a growing worldwide population of people with special needs, we need to find new ways to give these people meaningful lives. Because the special needs population covers such a wide range of conditions, the traditional, diagnosis-driven medical approach will not scale. IoT systems built from distributed sensors and data analytics. This talk will frame the long-term care problem, describe prototype IoT architectures, and present analysis algorithms to generate actionable information from sensor data.